Here we are again, London Fashion Week has come to a close and at To Be Continued we’re done with planning our outfits for the endless list of shows and after parties. In true To Be Continued style we f’rowed it for Issue Nineteen- our bumper fashion and body image themed issue. Welcome to our fierce February androgynous fashion edition.read more
To cast an eye back through the past 20 years of fashion is to shine a spotlight on the handsome face of Mr Tom Ford. It’s sometimes hard to comprehend quite how this man created such a magnificent empire for himself. ‘This sounds like a made up story but it’s true,’ he begins. ‘It was 1984 and I was studying architecture…’read more
From Queen Nefertiti to Drag Queen extraordinaire RuPaul, the transformative powers of make-up have long been admired and used as vestiges of a personality that wants to be noticed. Iconic looks of screen sirens and trailblazers can be seen everywhere, whether it’s a full on tribute or a tamer, watered down version…read more
This month one reader could be in with the chance of winning an exclusive cocktail masterclass courtesy of Late Night London. Cocktail bars are popping up at a rate of knots from east to west, and so it seems like there’s no better time than the present to jump on the bandwagon and learn the tricks of the trade in nailing your drink of choice.read more
For someone who originally set out to be an English teacher, Darren Black couldn’t be further from your average Joe. Creative and ambitious, Black has bags of talent in not just one area, but in several of the creative industries. Having only been a photographer for five years, Black put his name on the map with his Glorious Bastard shoot of tattooed male models in London.
The average person spends most of their life at home or work. When the front door closes, home becomes a bastion of peace and tranquillity for some, a safe paradise to relax and recoup after a hard day at the office. People’s homes and personal areas and the way they are decorated can often be a great reflection of their personality. The artist/creative requires both space and light…
Nestled in the luxurious streets of Mayfair, Albemarble Street boasts a new contender for all London high-flying foodies in the form of Rextail. Rextail is the second venture of globally acclaimed Russian Restaurateur Arkady Novikov; who has firmly made his mark as a major player on London’s high-end dining scene, with the self-titled ‘Novikov’, Berkley Street.
This spa at London’s premier hotel is hedonistic, chic and utterly zen – the perfect place to hide away from the urban angst of nearby Oxford Street and get in the right mindset to reminisce on the fabulousness of LFW. Designed with contemporary minimalist calm by Philippe Starck, inside the landmark 1950s building the walls are draped with white cloud-like curtains.
Body Language is the fashion story for the February issue of To Be Continued. The photography was done by Darren Black, the hair and makeup by John Christopher and the styling by Oliver Vaughn. Together with To Be Continued, the team created a fierce fashion theme inspired by the iconic Grace Jones for the February cover.
DIRTYCHEEKS is a DJ from Brixton, South London. He’s been DJ’ing for almost 20 years, and is a familiar face on the London club circuit. When asked what made him want to start DJ’ing, he answers not having enough time or access to the right training to become a politician, a ninja, a footballer or play lead guitar.
There are certain albums that fully resonate with the time of their release. Total Strife Forever seems to be the perfect soundtrack for trudging through a miserably wet winter into longer, more hopeful days. Part techno, part ambient, East India Youth is the musical project of William Doyle, of defunct band Doyle and the Forefathers, who shunned guitars in favour of a laptop, and consequently produced one of the most imaginative albums of 2014.
When Kathleen Anne Brien, aka Katy B, recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show to perform the new electro ballad Crying for No Reason she achieved just that. Looking demure, yet defiant, she perfectly embodied the lyrical theme of the song of inward reflection, while allowing her vocal abilities to take centre stage among the simple, beautifully arranged production.
Androgynous dressing is no new thing. 2013 was very much the year of David Bowie, and it seemed that the art of genderless clothing was once again doing the rounds. However, the concept of androgyny is both old fashioned and futuristic in its origins- in some ways encouraging concealment of shape and figure, and in other ways celebrating our right to remain neutral.